Governor Dennis Daugaard

3 Candidates Endorsed by Daugaard Lose Senate Bids

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s endorsement apparently didn’t mean much to South Dakota voters when it came to choosing state senators. Of the five candidates endorsed by the governor, three lost their bids – including incumbent Republican Sen. Tom Nelson. Nelson was defeated by Spearfish businessman and Lawrence County Commissioner Bob...
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Mark Mickelson Sign

Ex-Governor’s Son Wins GOP Primary For SD House

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The son of former South Dakota Gov. George Mickelson has won a Republican nomination for state House. Mark Mickelson captured more than half of the vote in the newly configured District 13, which includes central and southern Sioux Falls. Steve Westra edged out Frank Alvine for the other Republican...
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Matt Varilek

SD Dems Nominate Varilek as US House Challenger

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Democrats have chosen a former aide to Sen. Tim Johnson, as their candidate to challenge Republican Rep. Kristi Noem this fall for the state’s lone seat in the U.S. House. Matt Varilek defeated Minnehaha County Commissioner Jeff Barth in a primary contest in which the two candidates...
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Marking Ballot

Variety of Races on Ballots Across the State Today

UNDATED – (DRG News) Voters across the state are going to cast their ballots for a variety of different races today. Several local contests are found in some central South Dakota counties. In Jones County, voters will select one of five Republicans running to fill the Treasurer’s post now held by Beverly Andrews. Those...
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